The International Archives of the Photogrammetry, Remote Sensing and Spatial Information Sciences
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Articles | Volume XL-6
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-6, 43–48, 2014
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XL-6, 43–48, 2014

  23 Apr 2014

23 Apr 2014

The ISPRS Student Consortium: From launch to tenth anniversary

U. Kanjir1, I. Detchev2, S. R. Reyes3, A. Akkartal Aktas4, C. Y. Lo5, and H. Miyazaki6 U. Kanjir et al.
  • 1ZRC SAZU, Department of Remote Sensing, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2University of Calgary, Department of Geomatics Engineering, Calgary, AB, Canada
  • 3Department of Geodetic Engineering, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines
  • 4Istanbul Technical University, 80626 Maslak Istanbul, Turkey
  • 5Centre for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University, Taiwan
  • 6University of Tokyo, Japan

Keywords: Internet, developing countries, cooperation, information exchange, teaching, international organization, learning, planning, education

Abstract. The ISPRS Student Consortium is an international organization for students and young professionals in the fields of photogrammetry, remote sensing, and the geospatial information sciences. Since its start ten years ago, the number of members of the Student Consortium has been steadily growing, now reaching close to 1000. Its increased popularity, especially in recent years, is mainly due to the organization's worldwide involvement in student matters. The Student Consortium has helped organize numerous summer schools, youth forums, and student technical sessions at ISPRS sponsored conferences. In addition, the organization publishes a newsletter, and hosts several social media outlets in order to keep its global membership up-to-date on a regular basis. This paper will describe the structure of the organization, and it will give some example of its past student related activities.